Saturday, January 31, 2009

Don't cha know.

Sometimes I think my friends and family wonder why I moved to South Dakota. I mean, lets face it, when I met my wonderful and sometimes a little goofy husband and found out he was from South Dakota, I probably had a look of "huh"!? on my face. It was like a foreign country or something. I was thinking to myself (so I didn't sound like a fool) where in the hell is South Dakota? Is it over by North Carolina? By Idaho? Come on me out here. I seriously had no clue where it was. Couldn't point to it on a map if I had to. Obviously I didn't pay much attention in 4th grade history class...
Anyways. No, I was NOT one of those California girls who thought South Dakotans lived in teepee's still or rode in horse and buggy. I mean this was the 21st century now. I knew that it couldn't be that desolate. However, a while back my brother asked me "How's the farm"? As I re-read that question I contemplated 2 things. Either he was being a smart ass and thought I really lived on a farm and had no running water, or he just misspelled "fam" and was asking about the family. Knowing him he was being a smart ass. I giggled to myself and far can I take this? So I ran.
I emailed him back that we were all doing great. And that Ethan loved going out every morning in his parka to get farm fresh eggs that the chickens just laid, and that sometimes there was still a little poo on them that we had to wash off. That the cows really keep my grass green and fertilized. It's so great. And all the goats and sheep graze so much I really don't even need to mow. And how last weekend we needed to do some outdoor sporting events so we packed up into our minivan and drove to a frozen lake for some oh so eventful ice fishing. And the other day we went shopping for some hunting gear, even though we don't hunt.
Okay so by this point I'm sure he was laughing pretty hard. It's just funny how when I call home now, all I hear is "wow your o's are really long when you talk now". I think people think that all we say is "Git 'er done" and "oh don't cha know" and wear parkas. It's so stereotypical!! I'm just a normal California girl living in South Dakota. Yes it's populated, and yes we are modernized!! :)


  1. Oh my gosh! This is hilarious! and by they way... you're "O's" have always been long;) I'm just glad that you are doing well, have a loving husband, a wonderful family, and are happy! You're such a great friend... ok, you're a bit further away, but still my best friend!


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